PorterPounder (5367) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is not very present - detect small traces of mint for some reason. Tea colored pour with a good off-white head and good lacing. Carbonation is a bit too high on this one. Flavor has bitter elements but just kind of misses compared to the other St. Bernardus. Some spicy notes compliment it - but overall something is missing.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very dark brown body. Thin, tan head with nice lacing.
Fruit, malt, brown sugar, spice and yeast in the aroma.
Sour malt, yeast and a mellow Noble hop middle. Sweet and spicy in the finish. Alcohol is there but not harsh.
Full bodied with an acidic, stripping mouthfeel.
drewcifer85710 (158) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well nice going, Padre! Old St. Bernie (Kosar) whipped up another winner here, let me tell you. Looks like a non-hazy wheat brew. Just slightly overly malty but not unpleasant. Webster Slaughter dropped by and dumped a load of anice candy into this one. Not bad. Interesting. Thanks lipskin!
radiomgb (2227) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 28, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown in colour with some chunks of yeast. Aroma was yeasty, with peaches and citrus, malt, and sweetness. Flavour was malty, some licorice, with caramel sweetness and lots of carbonation. Finish is slightly sweet with a medium bitterness.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque brown, murky with some sediment, long lasting beige head. Aroma of malt, banana, wheat and yeast. Flavor had bubblegum, yeast, malt, and brown sugar. Finish was kind of short. Rounded body, if the abv. was higher i think the finish wouldve lasted a lot longer. Still quite nice.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled: Dusty amber coloured. Huge beige head. Lasting. Malt, yeast and spices in the nose. Malt, fruits, sweets and light notes of chocolate and alcahol in the flavour. Is light bitter and has a grassy and dry aftertaste. Good one.
Kinz (3257) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2003
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very deep chestnut hues, perfect head like a pillow that keeps a layer throughout. Aroma of baking whole wheat bread, tiny bit of astringency. Flavor of cracked wheat, like a loaf of grainy bread in a bottle. Some faint nuttiness. Very nice.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick, and I mean thick head. Nose is highly astringent. Body speaks of alcohol and chocolate. Interesting beer.
FlacoAlto (3759) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a deep reddish copper color when held up to the light, otherwise it is a deep amber color. It is lightly hazy and is topped by a creamy off white head. The aroma is slightly musty, complex and spicy to boot. A definite spicy brew. The carbonation tingles on my tongue as it goes down. This beer is fairly dry though there is a slight sweetness here. A hint of alcohol character is in the finish. I get hints of bergamot, ginger, pepper and caramel, as well as a bunch of other flavors that I cannot quite pick out. As expected from this "6" the body is fairly light, though as it warms up it gets a bit thicker and fuller. This is good, the complexity is very nice and it keeps you interested in each sip as you try and dissect the flavor components.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown body topped by a fluffy head. Aroma was sweet, tangy and 'fresh' smelling - like fresh picked citrus fruit. An interesting combination of bready malts, citrus tang, light fruit, and carbonation. Took a lot of warming for the palate to smooth out.